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romney. >> if mitt was santa claus, he would fire the reindeer and outsource the elves. barack obama is betting on the american worker. mitt romney is betting on a bermuda shell corporation. barack obama saved the american auto industry. mitt romney saved on his taxes. >> both conventions made their appeal to latino voters with a constellation of rising stars. of course, the democrats upped the ante by featuring a pair, joaquin castro and his twin brother and keynote speaker san antonio mayor, julian castro. >> we suffer the threats that connect us, and the only people that will go far are those already ahead. we all understand that freedom isn't free. what romney and ryan don't understand is that neither is opportunity. we have to invest in it. >> now those aren't the only benefits to playing your position later in the game. the democrats also had a few cards that were missing from the republican party's deck. marriage equality and reproductive rights moved from their place many the shadows last week into the spotlight at the democratic national convention. sandra fluke made the arg
was the convention speech of barack obama, not one of the ones i wanted to draw from, but i couldn't resist a couple of things he said. he made a lot of promises. and i noted he didn't keep a lot of promises. >> so while i don't agree with his conclusion, i couldn't resist following mr. romney's lead in going back to a few of president obama's speeches as we gear up for the democratic national convention. here he is on inauguration day 2009. >> for everywhere we look there, is work to be done. the state of our economy calls for action, bold and swift and we will act. not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth. we will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together. >> >>. >> mere moments after taking office, president obama told the hard truth truth and got right down to business. before we talk about the president's work, let's remember that before he was able to take the oath of office, candidate obama had to do a lot of work to get to the podium. we know the story of the young state senator who wowed us at the
overwhelmingly likely to support president obama. he won 18 to 29-year-olds in pennsylvania 65% to senator mccain's 35%. now, i want to know do those young people have any idea what's going on? i sent a young person to find out. our very own nbc page kristin vac aria, a 2012 graduate of bucknell university. she went back to her old stomping grounds in the battleground state of pennsylvania. >> you can tell me about the voter i.d. laws? >> i can't, because i don't know much about them. >> i know there is this new change going on. >> i know you having to have the date on the i.d. >> didn't know if it actually passed. >> students have to have an expair ration date on their. d.s. this is brock's, not barack's student i.d. can i see your i.d.? do you have it? >> there is no expiration date on it. >> no expirate date on it. >> i need an expiration date on it? >> why? >> that's part of the new voter i.d. laws. what do you think? >> that's ridiculous. >> we are 18, we should be able to vote. >> it's makes it less convenient to vote. >> it's a hassle, people might not know about getting the extra stic
for president obama, real good. it is almost got us wondering about the possibility of a landslide. yeah, i said it. put an asterisk next to that almost, because i'm going to be returning to it later. what has us feeling so confidence about the president's chances on november 6th. one word that sums up the theme of bill clinton's convention speech last week. arithmetic. i am not talking about the millions and billions in the candidate's plans to fix the economy. i am thinking of a much smaller number that plays a much bigger part in the outcome of the election. 270. now, i know you all know about how the electoral college works. let's do a quick refresher. your individual vote collectively known as the popular vote is just a director instructing your state's electors how you want them to vote. each state gets between 3 and 55 electors, depending on its population. it is those electors who ultimately choose the press. there are a total of 538 electors, divide that in half, add one and that number, 270, is how many electoral votes to win the president. according to the nbc electoral map, 2:30 elec
alteration of the theme. instead of knocking president obama with, we did build that, former secretary of state condoleezza rice and senator john mccain both delivered foreign policy speeches that pretty much amounted to you didn't kill that. listening to their fearmongering about threats to our national security, you'd think osama bin laden was still hiding somewhere in the hills of afghanistan. >> it's one of two things will happen if we don't lead. either no one will lead and there will be chaos, or someone will fill the vacuum who does not share our values. >> unfortunately, for four years, for four years, we've drifted away from our proudest traditions of global leadership. >> now, maybe it's reasonable to expect the omission of the president's foreign policy accomplishments in a republican convention speech, but paul ryan's address on wednesday night skipped right over facts in favor of what the associated press generously called factual shortcuts. take, for instance, ryan's suggestion that president obama could somehow have prevented the closure of a gm plant where he spoke as a
. in 2008 in iowa, then senator barack obama received fewer votes than senator john mccain on election day. but still won the state due to tally from early voting. this year, president obama could receive the same edge from early voting. and the iowa secretary of state's office says that democrats have a 5 to 1 advantage over republicans in the number of absentee ballots requested. now, though the state's republican party promises to close that advantage by election day, the candidates seem to have embraced early voting. both camps approximate put out ads that look and feel like closing arguments. here's president obama's. >> it's time for a new economic patriotism rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong, thriving middle class. read my plan. compare it to governor romney's and decide for yourself. >> and with a very different pitch, governor mitt romney. >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle class families. the difference is, my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we shou
listen to a remark from the congressional black caucus dinner from first lady,my will show obama, on this issue of voter intimidation. >> we can not let anyone discourage us from casting our ballots. we can not let anyone make us feel unwelcome in the voting booth. it is up to us to make sure that in every election, every voice is heard and every vote is counted. that means making sure laws preserve that right. it means monitoring the polls to ensure every eligible voter can exercise that right. olaf's pizza palace gets the most rewards of any small business credit card! pizza!!!!! [ garth ] olaf's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! helium delivery. put it on my spark card! [ pop! ] [ garth ] why settle for less? great businesses deserve the most rewards! awesome!!! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every day! what's in your wallet? or double miles on every purchase, every day! every room deserves to look us what our great.te color is? and every fo
the state's new laws, and they may not be able to vote. they are also likely to support president obama. in 2008, president obama won 18 to 29-year-olds 65% to senator mccains 35%. i want to know, do these young people have any idea what is going on? so answer this question, i sent a young person to find out. a 2005 graduate who went back into our hold stomping grounds in the battleground state of pennsylvania. >> can you tell me about the voter id laws. >> i can't because i don't know much about them. >> i know there is a change going on. >> i know something about having date on the id. >> i didn't know if they passed. >> student vs. to have an exper ration date on their ids. >> so this is brock's -- not barack -- student id. >> do you have it? >> the thing that matters is there no s no expiration date on it. >> there is no expiration date. >> so you need one in order to vote. >> why? >> that's part of the new voter id laws. >> that's rhode island kick louse. >> we're living here, 18, we should be able to vote. >> it makes it less convenient to vote because then it's like i won't go th
president obama because will are not enough jobs and in the next breath, claim that the unemployed simply refuse to work. it is cognitive dissonance that allows a man that inherits wealth and privilege to demean anyone that does not pull themselves up by nonexistent boot straps. cog mytive dissonance that lets romney claim he believes in may -- while handing out $200,000 bonuses who are not on their a-game. but no matter how muddled his reason is, i want to pause and take him seriously. we have been asking for the real romney to please stand up. well, here he is. romney has not called his 47% comment a gaffe. inelegant phrasing important what he believes. in this case we need to take him -- it may be his political plat form and a radical one at that. writing off half of his country, romney is giving as you peek at his economic policy, one that says simply if you have the you deserve it and deserve to keep all of it. if you don't have, well, good luck. no one owes you anything. bonds of community and country collective responsibility or even gratitude for years of services and labor are un
obama honored them on friday as he and we watched the flag draped coffins descend from a military plane. many of us, we are struck by this somber event and by the very images of american bodies shrouded in the flag. that image which for so long was censored until president obama lifted the 18-year ban in his first year in office. the policy was put into place by president george h.w. bush during the gulf war and was upheld by his son during the second gulf war in iraq serving only to obscure the true cost of war from so many american citizens. the president, alongside secretary of state hillary clinton, marked the contributions of our slain diplomats in maryland on friday. >> greater love hath no man than this. that a man lay down his life for his friends. the flag they serve under now carries them home. may god bless the memory of these men who laid down their lives for us all. may god watch over your families and all who love them. >> since tuesday, protests have grown beyond libya and egypt to u.s. embassies in iraq, pakistan, syria, turkey, india and more. as we watch the anger spre
and workforce committee. he's here today to represent the obama for america campaign. thanks for being here. >> thank you. thank you for the invite. >> we also have william hanson, education policy adviser to mitt romney and co-chair of the romney higher education advisory group. the former secretary of education under president george w. bush and one of the architects of no child left behind. welcome to you, bill. thanks for being here. >>> i want to start with the education news that i think most people in the country have been following most recently. that was the teachers strike in chicago and the standoff that left students not in the classroom for more than a week and has led to concession, i think, on both sides. congressman what is your take away from what we saw in chicago? >> i think you see the beginning of a struggle of people coming to grasp with the fact that because of the race to the top, where states like chicago took money from the federal government, they have to improve their education system and one of the requirements is the use of data and the use of data related to t
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